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May 04,2016

Two Confirmed Ruptures of Takata Driver’s Airbag Inflators in Malaysia on April 16, 2016 & May 1, 2016

 
May 4, 2016 - Honda has confirmed that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflators ruptured in two crashes in April and May respectively in Malaysia. Both crashes resulted in the tragic deaths of the drivers. No official cause of death has been yet determined for either case. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families of the drivers during this difficult time.
 
1) A crash on April 16, 2016, in Sabah state
Honda has confirmed during an inspection with the Royal Malaysia Police that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2006 Honda City on April 16, 2016, in Sabah state. The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a Malaysian Product Update (recall) announced on May 21, 2015, requiring replacement of the SDI inflator of the Takata driver’s front airbag.
 
2) A crash on May 1, 2016, in Kedah state
Honda has confirmed during an inspection with the Royal Malaysia Police that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2003 Honda City on May 1, 2016, in Kedah state. The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a Malaysian Product Update (recall) announced on December 8, 2014, requiring replacement of the SDI inflator of the Takata driver’s front airbag.
 
Honda is communicating with representatives of the drivers’ families in an effort to resolve their remaining concerns. Out of respect for the families, Honda will not provide any personal information.
 
Honda Malaysia continues urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator product updates to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ product updates’ status at www.honda.com.my or call our toll free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit any Honda authorized dealers.